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August 1st, 2018
Unprofitable operations forced banks off sister islands—Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Several banks which operated on Virgin Gorda in the Virgin Islands (VI), were all forced out of operations as a result of ‘unprofitability and a lack of sustainability’ and the current National Democratic Party (NDP), government is still unable to say when the services will return to any of the sister islands.

August 1st, 2018
Hon Fraser forces Premier to disclose ‘bombshell’ banking info in HoA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), at the June 28, 2018, sitting of the House of Assembly (HoA),—following his Asia tour—spoke to the opening of the Bank of Asia in the Virgin Islands (VI).

July 31st, 2018
Lord Ahmad arrives in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - United Kingdom (UK) Foreign Office Minister for the Overseas Territories, Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, arrived at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, on July 31, 2018 and was greeted by His Excellency the Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert and Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE.

July 31st, 2018
‘Public Debt’ is now 3 times higher than what’s left in the ‘Reserves’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The National Democratic Party (NDP) government, is currently running a public debt that is three times more than what is left in the ‘Reserve Fund’ and to make matters worse, Revenue for 2018 is projected to fall below previous years.

July 30th, 2018
VI to review visa requirements for Caribbean nationals—Dr Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has committed to review the visa travel requirements for Caribbean Nationals, desirous of entering the Territory.

July 29th, 2018
Missing, incomplete documents stall Pier Project Forensic Audit—Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The promised detailed forensic audit into the Cruise Pier Project—plagued by a more than $40M cost overrun—has been stalled since, “information requested or referred to in the report has not been located or would need to be corroborated by persons no longer connected with the BVIPA (BVI Ports Authority).”

July 28th, 2018
Foreign Office Minister Of State Lord Ahmad To Visit VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - United Kingdom (UK) Foreign Office Minister for the Overseas Territories Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon will visit the Virgin Islands between July 31, 2018 and August 1, 2018 to discuss hurricane preparedness, and view progress on recovery.

July 28th, 2018
Premier’s UK trip was uninvited; cost taxpayers $43,000

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A recent trip to the United Kingdom (UK) by Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) and Opposition Leader, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) cost tax payers $43,000.

July 26th, 2018
Governor Jaspert announces investigation into BVI Airways

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Public, social media, the Opposition in Parliament and civil society have all been concerned for the past three years over the BVI Airways deal. In exchange for direct flights between Miami International Airport and Beef Island, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) gave BVI Airways, a company who left the Territory in 2014 saying they were bankrupt and had owed the BVI Airports Authority some $100,000, more funds via a big giveaway.

July 13th, 2018
CARICOM Heads discuss UK ‘public registers’ decision

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The constitutional relationship of the Overseas Territories and the United Kingdom (UK) was addressed by the Leaders of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), during its last Heads of Government Conference, held in neighbouring Jamaica, from July 3 to 7, 2018.



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